How We Approach Detox

Our inpatient detox program is the best first step towards recovery. We are located in the Inland Empire in Temecula, CA. The goals of our program include accurate client assessment, stabilization, effective treatment planning and discharge planning. Inland Detox maintains the experience and staff to effectively treat a wide range of patients suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.

What are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines (benzos) are prescription drugs and medications that are used to treat mental health disorders such as anxiety disorders, insomnia, epilepsy, alcohol withdrawal and panic attacks. Benzodiazepines are man-made medications that cause mild to severe depression of the nerves within the brain (central nervous system) and sedation (drowsiness).

Signs of Benzodiazepine Use

Signs that someone is using benzodiazepine drugs (benzos) include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • Memory problems
  • Increased heart rate
  • Mood swings
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Muscle weakness
  • Confusion
  • Unsteadiness (especially in older people, who may fall and experience injuries)
  • Slurred speech
Benzodiazepines (benzos) are prescription drugs and medications that are used to treat mental health disorders such as anxiety disorders, insomnia, epilepsy, alcohol withdrawal and panic attacks. Benzodiazepines are man-made medications that cause mild to severe depression of the nerves within the brain (central nervous system) and sedation (drowsiness).

Benzodiazepines (benzos) are a class of medications that have sedative, hypnotic, anti-anxiety and muscle relaxing properties. The most common brand names for the drug are Xanax, Valium and Klonopin. Many people are prescribed benzodiazepines for mental health issues such as sleep disorders, muscle pain, and/or anxiety and quickly find themselves dependent on them because this class of drugs is highly addictive. Moreover, withdrawals from benzodiazepine drug use can be severe and life threatening. Common benzodiazepines by brand name, are:

  • Xanax
  • Valium
  • Ativan
  • Klonopin
  • Librium
  • Halcion
  • Restoril
  • Lectopam
  • Tranxene
  • Nordaz
  • Seresta

Our Benzodiazepine Detox Program In Riverside County

Inland Detox is a substance abuse treatment center that focuses on many types of drug or alcohol addiction, including benzodiazepine substance abuse. When someone goes through benzo detox it can be extremely uncomfortable, and our staff knows the right way to treat you, your loved one and your family members.

Our benzodiazepine detox center offers a multitude of treatment options for each of our patients during the recovery process of rehab. Our main goal of our detox center is to help our individual patients achieve recovery from substance use and begin to live a life free from drug or alcohol use.

How Does the Detox Process Work?

When you arrive at our Temecula location, you’ll be evaluated by a doctor or behavioral health professional to determine whether your condition is appropriate for clinical benzodiazepine detox (benzos). We will ask a series of questions to determine the right treatment option for you and provide answers to any questions throughout the process.

While at Inland Detox, you will go through a process called stabilization; this entails going through the benzodiazepine withdrawal process in a comfortable, quiet setting. Once your condition is stable, you will be referred for further treatment, generally in an inpatient residential recovery setting. Some of our residential recovery treatment program options for clients include round the clock care during benzodiazepine withdrawal, detox programs, addiction care and help, support groups, and other services offered at our facility by professionals in the industry.

Benzodiazepines are often prescribed by physicians who intend their clients to use them for short periods of time or only when necessary, as in the onset of a panic attack. However, many people become addicted to benzodiazepines quickly because of their powerful effects. Over time and with increased use, greater amounts of the substance must be used to experience the same effects as when initially prescribed the medication. This represents the danger of benzodiazepine addiction, and it is unfortunately growing.

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Withdrawal Symptoms of Benzodiazepine

Whether you or someone you love takes benzodiazepines (benzos) by prescription or recreationally, the benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms from them is similar. It can be extremely uncomfortable when you detox benzodiazepine, especially when it is “cold turkey.” The way that you go through a detox will depend specifically on the brain chemistry of the person going through it. Withdrawal symptoms may get to the point where they are unbearable, which is why detox at facility may be necessary.

It is recommended for people to seek help at either an inpatient treatment center or residential treatment center where addiction professionals can monitor you in a safe environment. Sometimes there is what is called a “rebound effect” where the withdrawal symptoms mimic the symptoms for the specific reasons for taking the drug.

Withdrawal symptoms for people who use the drug include sweating, anxiety, sleeplessness, irritability, headache, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, shakes, seizures, hallucinations, and symptoms that may appear as though they are severe psychiatric reactions such as psychosis. In severe cases, benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms can be life threatening.

Our benzodiazepine detox program maintains three primary goals. First, we aim to provide safe, effective stabilization of symptoms experienced as a result of the benzo withdrawal process for clients in a comfortable environment. This is the physical side of benzo detox and entails the use of medications prescribed by a licensed medical doctor to minimize the risks of severe symptoms during stabilization. Secondly, we aim to begin to deal with the underlying mental causes of addiction, which is commonly called dual-diagnosis treatment.

Our benzodiazepine detox *process* includes both group and individual therapy to help you identify the triggers and causes of your addiction and begin to work to resolve them, a process which continues with greater intensity in residential treatment or intensive outpatient care. That leads into our third and final goal: coordination of your ongoing treatment plan and further levels of care.

Benzodiazepine detox and benzodiazepine withdrawal is not a substitute for a comprehensive benzodiazepine addiction treatment program that can last up to 90 days at the residential recovery level. Our recovery treatment team in Temecula will work with you to create an individualized discharge plan which includes further levels of care to provide you with all the tools you need to begin your journey through recovery into a life free from drugs and alcohol.

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Recovery and Treatment Services at Inland Detox for You or Someone You Know Needs Help

Transitioning from abuse of benzodiazepines to living drug free is difficult because the withdrawal process and withdrawal symptoms are so severe. If you or a loved one needs help with addiction treatment help to benzodiazepines, please call us in Riverside County at (888) 739-8296 or provide your contact information on our form. The staff of professionals on our team would be happy to discuss our treatment programs for addiction recovery, and offer information on insurance and specifics on our facility.

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